Managing Director NYC

Full Time
About Natoora

Natoora is committed to revolutionizing the supply of fruit & vegetables and actively shaping the future of food for the better. We have spent over ten years connecting capital cities with flavors that would otherwise be lost forever. Delivering truly seasonal produce to over 500 restaurants in London, New York and Paris, we count amongst our customers some of the world’s finest chefs. We also actively seek to reeducate the way people think about and consume fruit & vegetables. Our goal is to create a more meaningful and responsible food system that preserves seed varieties, growing techniques and traditions that are threatened by modern industrial farming and supermarket culture.

About the job

Recently named a Fast Track 100 Company by the Sunday Times, as well as one of Europe’s Fastest Growing companies by the Financial Times, we are expanding quickly across all the regions we operate in. Having successfully launched in US in March of this year we are now looking for an MD to run our US business based in Brooklyn, NY.

Reporting to the CEO, you will be instrumental in the development and strategic direction of the US business. With solid experience in a commercially focused senior role, you will have full P&L ownership and be responsible for all aspects of the business.

A charismatic and inspirational leader, you will lead our growing team and build a strong, collaborative work ethic whilst nurturing and developing our company culture.

Given the vast potential, the US market is one of our key strategic priorities and therefore you will be integral to our success. This role provides a great opportunity for you to develop the business from an early stage and build the region from the ground up. This will include, whilst working with our Heads of Sourcing, Operations and Sales, the development of an innovative supply chain, building scalable operations processes and systems, as well as driving customer growth. Building relationships with key industry leaders whilst developing partnerships will be critical to the role as will be the financial health of the business as we build a sustainable, profitable business model.

In return, you will work in one of the most exciting and innovative companies in our sector, within an open and creative environment and the potential to deliver significant positive impact to our society. This highly visible role will be instrumental in achieving our purpose: revolutionizing the way consumers think about and consume fresh produce, through our commitment to operational excellence and produce flavor, and in the process changing the food system.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Developing and delivering the strategic direction for growth with and through a high performing executive team
  • Overall responsibility for the running of all aspects of the company
  • Financial management with full P&L responsibility
  • Overseeing the development and management of our people

Our ideal candidate is a formidable leader, extremely willing to lead from the front and by example, strategically minded and with a great ability to manage people. You will have excellent communication skills, and demonstrate empathy and a passion to grow people, whilst relishing the challenges of a fast-growing business. This role requires an extremely hands on approach given the early stages of the US business, allowing you to demonstrate true leadership. As such, we will be looking for the following traits in our successful candidate:

  • Several years’ experience leading an organization of significant size from the startup phase
  • Superb communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrating an ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Experience structuring organizations through growth phases
  • Experience in developing and delivering successfully a project from inception
  • Superb people management skills

At Natoora we pride ourselves in offering our staff a dynamic and supportive working environment.

Email your CV and cover letter to jobs@natoora.com and tell us why you want to join the team.